World Immunization Week is Here!

This week, I’d like to share important information about vaccination with you. This information contributes to improving everyone’s health, everywhere, throughout life, and can help you too.

**At Texas Medical Care Plans we respect the freedom of individuals to make the decisions they feel are best for their health care. This bulletin contains general immunization information that may be helpful to you. For more information on vaccination please consult your primary care physician.**


What is vaccination?

Vaccination is a simple, safe, and effective way of protecting you against harmful diseases before you come into contact with them. Vaccination uses your body’s natural defenses to build resistance to specific infections and makes your immune system stronger.

Why should I get vaccinated?

Two key reasons to get vaccinated are to protect ourselves and to protect those around us. Since not everyone can be vaccinated –including very young babies, people who are seriously ill or have certain allergies– they depend on others being vaccinated to ensure they are also safe from vaccine-preventable diseases.

Are vaccines safe?

Vaccination is safe and side effects from vaccines are usually minor and temporary, such as a sore arm or mild fever. Licensed vaccines are rigorously tested through multiple phases of trials before they get approved for use, and they keep being regularly reassessed after being disbursed. Remember, you are far more likely to be seriously injured by a vaccine-preventable disease than by a vaccine.

Source: World Health Organization.

A health plan could cover vaccination fees for influenza, pneumonia, HPV, and more for your loved ones. Let us help them today! At Texas Medical Care Plans, your friends and family can still enroll in a health plan. Share their contact information with us so we can get in touch with them, or have them contact us today at (915) 781-1614 to advise them on the benefits they could have at no cost.

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